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Ethiopia - Police: Mail Carrier Shot As Robber Fled Bank

July 3rd, 2009

A bank robber who appears to be from Ethiopia walked into a busy Chase Bank near Indianapolis with two guns and fired a warning shot in the air. Police said the suspect is Brook Abebe, a 42 year old man belived to be from Ethiopia.

Ethiopia - Police: Mail Carrier Shot As Robber Fled Bank

WANAMAKER, Ind. -- A mail carrier was shot in the face when he tried to intervene after a bank robbery just outside of Indianapolis Thursday afternoon, police said.

The robbery happened just after 3 p.m. at the Chase Bank branch near Southeastern Avenue and Franklin Road in Wanamaker, 6News' Rick Hightower reported.

Police said Brook Abebe [a native of Ethiopia], 42, walked into the busy bank with two guns and fired a warning shot in the air.

Postal carrier Robert Norman, who was outside at the time, went around the building to try and locate a getaway car, investigators said. That's when Abebe came out of the bank and the two men struggled, with Norman grabbing Abebe's gun.

Police said Abebe opened fire, hitting Norman in the eye, before fleeing.

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Person shot in face as bank robbery suspect flees

Wanamaker - An afternoon bank robbery left a mail carrier wounded and another man in custody. It happened in Wanamaker late Thursday afternoon at a Chase Bank on Southeastern Avenue.

The postal carrier, Robert Norman, is stable at Methodist Hospital. Norman has been on the job 30 years. On Thursday he ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The scene told a chaotic story: a postal truck behind police tape, FBI agents and IMPD everywhere, and a wad of money on the ground outside this Chase Bank. All of it was from an afternoon armed robbery where police say a suspect shot a postal worker outside..

"The suspect who was armed fired a shot striking the postal worker I believe in the eye," said Lt. Jeff Duhamell, Metro Police.

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